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rehans oberoi
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can anybody tell me the best english movies
i have not seen much english movies
i like these movie
matrix , the planet of apes , gladiator
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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As you can imagine, rather a few more movies than that have been made in English. What kind of movies are you interested in?

The greatest films ever made? Citizen Kane, Casablanca, The Godfather, Dr. Strangelove, Pulp Fiction, Rear Window...

Action/Adventure? Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars, Alien, Back to the Future, Total Recall, The Fifth Element...

Comedy? Young Frankenstein, The African Queen, Forrest Gump, This is Spinal Tap...

Romance? Singing in the Rain, Annie Hall, Bringing up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, The Princess Bride...

Horror? The Shining, Psycho (1960)...

Musicals? The Sound of Music, Cabaret, West Side Story, Holiday Inn...

Many of these belong in multiple categories (Romantic Comedies, Adventure/Comedy/Romance).

When you've seen all of these, come back and ask for more.


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Sameer Jamal
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By watching Chinese movies I realized that China may have less gravity(about 1/2) as compared to other parts of the world.
Roger Johnson
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Originally posted by Sameer Jamal:
By watching Chinese movies I realized that China may have less gravity(about 1/2) as compared to other parts of the world.


maybe the imagination has half gravity compared to the rest of the world
Tony Alicea
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Another good American movie is Mullholland Drive (2001).

Not because of this in particular, but there's a good kissing scene between the new King Kong girl Naomi Watts and the first Latina to win the Miss USA title, Laura Harring.
Jesus Angeles
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predator, godfather, lord of the rings
subho saha
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The lord of the rings are absolutely wonderful.The wars depicted are really fantastic.Can some body suggest me a movie which has a smilar war sequence. I am not interested in morder day gun wars like saving private ryan or black hawk down but more in some medivial war fare.I will be very happy if some body can suggest me some such kind of movie.
Alan Wanwierd
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matrix , the planet of apes , gladiator


Unfortunately none of the above list are English movies - they are American!

Britain does have a high quality movie industry- its just nowhere near the size of Hollywood! Check out some of these for real "English" movies:

"Full Monty" - Why this film didnt get oscars ahead of Titanic is astounding! Its a fantasticaly funny, but tragic tale of a bunch of out of work steelworkers who faced with the despressing reality of unemployment find their own way of generating some money - they set up a strip show.

"Love Actually" - A great xmas movie! Feel good warm and fuzzy inside after watching this multithreaded tale of people and how love affects them.

"Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" - Drug deals, Gambling debts, Londons criminal underworld exposed in a hilarious heist story.

Theres plenty more of course... but those are a few to get you started and give you a feel for British Cinema!
Jim Yingst
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[Adrian]: Unfortunately none of the above list are English movies - they are American!

I'd have assumed from the examples given that the original poster was referring to the English language. Which one might guess is not the poster's first language. Not that there's anything wrong with your recommendations - I enjoyed Lock... quite a bit. But let's not overlook the intended point of the post.
[ December 18, 2005: Message edited by: Jim Yingst ]

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Jim Yingst
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[subho saha]: The lord of the rings are absolutely wonderful.The wars depicted are really fantastic.Can some body suggest me a movie which has a smilar war sequence. I am not interested in morder day gun wars like saving private ryan or black hawk down but more in some medivial war fare.I will be very happy if some body can suggest me some such kind of movie.

Two which come to my mind are Kingdom of Heaven and The Messenger. Both are set in the real middle ages, no magic if that's what you want. I also thought both were good films, not just their battle sequences.
subho saha
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thanks Jim very much.
I will try to find those vcd's soon.I hope they are as good.
Ellen Zhao
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let me add a recent one: brokeback mountain
director: Ang Lee (my absolute favourite film director )
Mabel Xu
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I'd recomand "the seven deadly sins",cauz I like Brid Pitt.
Alan Wanwierd
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Originally posted by subho saha:
... more in some medivial war fare.I will be very happy if some body can suggest me some such kind of movie.


There are some fantasticly yucky battlescenes in "Braveheart"(Story of Scottish hero "William Wallace" 700 yrs ago)..
Ramender Mall
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Well,
This is my favourite topic..talking abt movies...

My favorites include
--> Kingdom Of Heaven(war movie, set in medieval age, and if you like the computer game Age Of Empires, go , run for it)..
--> Be Cool (Comedy)
--> Men Of Honor (navy movie, emotional, the best I have seen)..
--> A Few Good Men (Army this time)...
--> Alley G In da House (Hilarious)...
--> Million Dollar Baby ( emotional)
--> A Beautiful Mind ( emotional)
--> Lord of The Rings
--> Gone in 60 Seconds (Action and just Action)
--> Mission Impossible 1 and 2
--> Rocky 1-5
To Start with....



and this thread gave me a long list of movies that I have not seen yet...

Ramy...
o and I forgot "The Sixth Sense"...Ultimate
[ December 18, 2005: Message edited by: Ramender Mall ]
Ramender Mall
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Originally posted by Adrian Wallace:


There are some fantasticly yucky battlescenes in "Braveheart"(Story of Scottish hero "William Wallace" 700 yrs ago)..


Hi Adrian Wallace,
No doubts you like that movie...

Ramy...
Sri Ram
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I have seen all the movies listed in this thread
Aj Mathia
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Crash
American Beauty
Hook
Leon The Professional
My Girl
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
The Usual Suspects
Trainspotting
What's The Worst That Could Happen
American HistoryX


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Stuart Ash
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You must watch Good Girl - Jennifer Aniston. A good one.


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Stuart Ash
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Originally posted by Adrian Wallace:


Unfortunately none of the above list are English movies - they are American!



There are some Englanders who still think the word "English" appertains only to them. Not any more fella, not any more.
rehans oberoi
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hi

i want to make clear , i am talking about english language .
Sameer Jamal
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Is there any second part of "Lord of the Rings" ?
Ramender Mall
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Originally posted by Sameer Jamal:
Is there any second part of "Lord of the Rings" ?


well, this Lord of the Rings story concluded in 3 releases, but I consider it a 9 hrs. long movie....So it depends on one whether he calls the second release-->Lord of the Rings PART2..
and if you dont agree with it and believe it is more like a 9 hrs. long movie(like me) then ....NO OTHER PART or release after the last one "Lord of the Rings-THE RETURN OF THE KING"

Ramy...
Sachin Satija
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Did you guys just forget to mention
Shawshank Redemption &
Good Will Hunting

Sachin


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Ganpi Srinivasan
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My fav:

Rainman (Dustin Hoffman & Tom Cruise)
King Kong (2005 version - a classic!!)
Pulp Fiction
Saving Private Ryan
Almost Famous
Mystic River
Million Dollar Baby
Scarface
Clerks
Crash
Any Given Sunday
Salvador
Training Day
In America
JFK
House of sand and fog
Chariots of fire
One flew over cuckoo's nest
Dead Poets Society

Foreign movies:
Life is Beautiful
Cinema Paradiso
Seven Samurai
Amores Perros
Motorcycle Diaries
Insomnia
The Bicycle Thief
The Terrorist
[ December 19, 2005: Message edited by: Ganpi Srinivasan ]
Santhosh Kumar
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I have liked many English movies... top of my head,

1. Shawshank Redemption
2. Castaway
3. Water world
4. Driving Miss Daisy
5. All LOTR
6. All back to the future
7. etc
8. etc.

um.. sorry cannot list. Got java.lang.OutOfSpaceError

Well see this: http://www.us.imdb.com/chart/top
Aaron Ting
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Hey,

I actually thought that "Troy" is simply a good movie to catch for those old old days fighting scenes..

In fact, there are several nice ones too.. there are also some anime which i think the graphics are fantastic, like "Final Fantasy - Advent Children".. but, if you are not into it, you can probably take a look at its animations.. its simply so realistic...


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Shawshank Redemption

i heard about this movie many times from my friends.
is it really a good movie
 
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